ACCORD’s Angola Intervention will be hosting a one-day dialogue session in conflict analysis and peace building for civil society organisations in Angola on 11 February 2008. The dialogue session will take place in Lubango, Huíla Province, and will discuss topics related to gender, community reintegration and strategies for strengthening civil society.
It is anticipated that this meeting will set the foundation for discussions to take place during a three day conflict management training from 12-14 February, at the same location. That training session aims to achieve the following:
- To improve the ability of civil society to identify the cause(s) of conflict and design appropriate responses before dispute situations develop into violent conflict;
- To develop a team of conflict management practitioners and facilitators; and
- To build the capacity of local civil society organisations to constructively and effectively engage key stakeholders and complement the various initiatives contributing to the peace building process in Angola.
Twenty participants from the Huíla, Benguela, Namibe and Cunene provinces are expected to attend the dialogue session and conflict management training.